Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OnLive - The Next Wave?

A couple of former heads from Eidos, Atari, Apple and WebTV have collaborated to create a new games streaming service called OnLive. Supposedly, it allows you to stream games directly to your PC from the OnLive servers, using their hardware. This sounds fantastic since it would eliminate the need for PC upgrades and would make PC gaming a lot more accessible to the budget gamer, but honestly, it all seems too good to be true.

What about things like bandwidth limits, and limits of net technology in general right now. Even streaming high definition video is taxing, let alone an entire game. The service also claims near-lagless multiplayer, which is somewhat suspect as well.

Click here to see it in action.


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